Balsamiq Sponsorships Update for March 2021
Hi friends of Balsamiq!
The conferences we sponsor are a great way to bring experts and beginners together to build community and share wisdom with each other. At Balsamiq we feel that knowledge should be given freely and that’s why two years ago we began our Office Hours initiative.
Balsamiq seniors, whose expertise vary from software development to graphic design to company leadership, are dedicating one hour every month to meet with professionals online and offer career advice.
It’s just another way for us to give back to the community while also getting the chance to chat with our customers and make new friends. A true win-win scenario!
“WomenTechies will be an opportunity for the budding developers to showcase their potential and skills under the mentorship of experts and come up with imperceptible ideas and ground-breaking solutions to problems that could potentially solve the woes of thousands of people.”
“Four days of talks and digital events for people who design, make and deliver digital products and experiences. You can expect to see a collaborative schedule that touches on all things digital and product. There’s no high-level overviews or brand evangelists, just real people, in the work, sharing their experiences and learnings.”
“DeisHack isn’t your typical hackathon. We pair hackers with local nonprofits to build real-world solutions. Join 200 hackers for 48-hours while we hack for social good. Deis Hacks is a cherished Brandesian action-tank that synthesizes our student body’s value of social good, drawing talent from all over campus.”
“Following the success of our last UX Online Festival, Mobile UX London (MUXL) is happy to announce our 2nd UX & Design Festival in 2021. This 5-day Festival will consist of 18 renowned speakers, 6 Q&A sessions, 8 workshop sessions as well as networking opportunities to connect with fellow peers in the UX & Design communities globally.”
“The conference for people who code for libraries. An annual gathering of technologists from around the world, who largely work for and with libraries, archives, and museums and have a commitment to open technologies.”
“MicroConf began almost a decade ago as a small group of founders gathering at a rundown hotel in Las Vegas. Since then, we've become the world's most trusted community for non-venture track startup founders. Get the Cheat Codes for Early Stage Marketing to help you beat the first few levels of the SaaS marketing game while collecting customers along the way.
“We’re stepping up the subject of co-design with the theme for 2021 by calling it “Commoning” (deriving from the term “Commons”), because co-design doesn’t fully describe the subjects we’ll be discussing. Circular, or Shared Economy don’t quite work either; there will be talks focusing on community driven design, sustainable UX, futurism, design-driven social initiatives, democratizing design, celebrating intersectionality and differences, and a lot more.”
“At Merge, we believe that all youth have the potential to make an impact. By encouraging participation from students with different interests, we strive to bring fresh new perspectives to the table and stimulate innovative thinking. We hope to start important conversations, spark innovation, and most importantly, bring like-minded people together to work towards a better future.”
“In a male-dominated industry, women are perceived as a minority in the engineering field. While most hackathons reflect this reality, WiC will be hosting MarinaHacks, a virtual hackathon that welcomes women with a chance to construct their confidence and motivate them in their journey in tech. By hosting this event, we can empower women in the community, as well as be a step closer to closing the gender gap in the engineering field!”
“If you ever had a great app idea, but never got a chance to implement it, hackNEHS is for you! At hackNEHS, you can create anything from scratch and implement your creative ideas. Most of the hacks will be software based, but if you want to utilize hardware, feel free to bring in your own. Regardless, come hack with us to create something awesome!”
“We’re a team of students from around the country passionate about computer science and equality. We created CodeHers Collective in the spring of 2020 to help inspire and encourage girls to pursue coding. CodeHers Hack will be an exciting multi-day coding event, characterized by a major coding project, optional coding workshops, games, and several informative webinars + panels to sign up for.”
“The annual Draper Competition for Collegiate Women Entrepreneurs is designed to hone the skills that undergraduate women need to advance from idea to venture creation. Through multiple rounds of competition, students demonstrate an understanding of a problem, why the problem requires a new venture to address it, and how their idea presents the best solution to the problem.”
“UX Fest SLO is a student-run event that strives to increase awareness and information about UX to everyone of all skill-ranges. Over the course of two weekends, we will feature various workshops, presentations, and panels catered to introducing participants to learn more about user experience and a creative competition for problem-solvers to collaborate on a week-long project.”
“HackKU is an annual 36-hour hackathon hosted by the University of Kansas, where students can have the opportunity to innovate new ideas, discover different paths, and push the boundaries of technology. Work with teams of up to four people to create creative solutions to real-world problems. Projects can range from web applications and video games to drones and fitness devices.”
“Citrus Hack is where hundreds of students from all over the world come together and form teams, aiming to build a project from scratch in just 36 hours. This year, Citrus Hack will be held virtually, open to undergraduate and high school students all around the world!”
“Our mission is to advance equity for the female-identifying and non-gender-conforming people in our community through advocacy, education, and philanthropy. Each year we bring hundreds of university womxn together for a weekend dedicated to exploring tech, professional growth, and having fun all while bridging the gender gap.”
“Superposition is the Bay Area's largest all-women & non-binary hackathon. At Superposition IV, we hosted 220 students from across 8 states and 2 countries, of which 77% were first-time hackathon attendees. Our hackathon is free to attend, and wi-fi, food, swag, and workspaces will be provided. Bring your passion for computer science and we'll take care of the rest! It's the perfect opportunity for anyone to take their next step forward in tech.”
“exploretech.la is an annual event hosted by UCLA students that aims to inspire high school students from underserved communities in the Greater Los Angeles Area to explore computer science, engineering, and technology.”
“The annual USC OWN IT Women's Leadership Summit bridges the gap between female and non-binary leaders of the 21st century and the students who'd like to join them. This year, our summit is a place to virtually celebrate the connections and ideas sparked when people's paths and identities intersect.”
“The BAD Conference will webcast some of the world’s leading UX Psychologists and Researchers direct to your home, to talk about implementation of Behavioural Psychology into User Research and Design. Our ambition is to create a dialogue within the User Experience community about Psychology, making the human the centre of the design process.”
“Swift Heroes Digital is a one day event, for developers, designers and project managers at all levels of experience with the Swift platform. Combining resources from the Swift Heroes Global network, we’re excited to be bringing you this international, interactive event. This year’s agenda is covering: SwiftUI, async / await, Machine Learning, architecture, CoreText, and more, all under the event theme of #SwiftConnected.”
If you’re growing your career and would like to learn from our experience we encourage you to sign up to speak with a mentor today! Until next time.